Dahi Handi

At Vrindavan, Krishna was a very naughty child, and his love for makhan (white butter), curds and milk was well known. Vrindavan’s women would tie freshly-churned butter at a height out of Krishna’s reach. But Krishna and his friends would form human pyramid and steal their goodies anyway. This dahi handi ritual has come to…

Rass Leela

Rass Leela a dance which is attributed to Krishna, Radha and the other Gopis. It is further believed that Kathak evolved from the ‘Rass Leela of Braj and Manipuri Classical Dance’ and is often considered as the “Dance of Divine Love”. The story goes like this. One night, the Gopis in Vrindavan, hear Krishna’s flute…

Lord Krishna is Born

According to Hinduism, Krishna was the 8th avatar of Vishnu, and his birth marked the start of Kalyuga, the world we live in. Janmashtami or Gokulashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm in India. Per the Hindu calendar, this religious festival is celebrated on the Ashtami of Krishna Paksh or…

Naga Nrithya

  The story of nag nrithya is very popular in Indian scriptures. Kaliya was said to be a multi-headed poisonous snake that had made Yamuna river in Vrindavan his home. The snake had spread its venom and poisoned the river, ensuring no living creature could use the water. Garuda, the foe of all serpents was cursed out of Vrindavana and…

Krishna Leela!

I don’t know the significance of this idol, but yes I have seen this often at Satyanarayan Pujas  around my locality. If you know what this means, please do enlighten us too!

Proud and Gaiety

Peacock is the national bird of India. Peacocks symbolize ego and pride. In Indian Mythology, Lord Krishna dons a Peacock feather on his crown. While I don’t know the reasons, maybe this link can help. Needless to say I find this practice of selling peacock feathers inhuman, but I know that the stunning bird sheds…

Govinda Alaa Re!

India celebrated Janmastami, or the birthday of Lord Krishna, the avatar of Vishnu, who was instrumental in the creation of Hindu dhramas.